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By in 20-09-2010 1:44 am

If you’re either one of the original readers of Noriyaro, or interested enough to go back and read some of the older posts, see if you remember this one of some pics of Team Burst back in 2006.


How would you like a video version?

Watch for the bit where I nearly get smacked in the head by a flying foam block.

2006年のチーム バーストです!名阪スポーツランド、Eコース。

This video was taken by Laurence, creator of other such fine drifting videos such as the Phat Sliggity Ziptie segment and Osaka Touge Drift and Jesse Streeter at Meihan.

He was kind enough to drive me to Meihan Circuit when I was in Osaka for a couple of days to watch some guys he said that he thought were pretty good. It turned out to be Team Burst. Thanks Laurence! I mean, Mr L!



By in 28-06-2010 3:05 pm

When you think of famous all-AE86 teams from the 90s, the first one that usually comes to mind is Rough World. They were so famous that their team stickers were even being commercially replicated and sold in places like Super Autobacs.

However, on the western side of Tokyo, GunTama.R (a combination of Gunma and Saitama) reigned supreme on the touge, and circuits like Nikko and the now defunct Miu Circuit.

The team doesn’t exist any more though, and the incredible stories I actually have been able to pull out of a few people have been followed by a caution to never repeat them to anybody. Let’s just say that they’d put the storyline of Initial D to shame.

I’ve heard firsthand from one person who saw the leader of GunTama.R do a 46 second lap of Nikko Circuit in a completely standard AE86 in the rain. Keep in mind that the current AE86 record is a low 38 in the dry, held by the CBY Trueno.

This photo was taken shortly before this sticker was removed, as this AE86 shell that used to belong to a member of the team that went by the nickname “Gachapin”, has since been rebuilt and repainted by a new owner.


TEAM: Gekokujou

By in 17-11-2008 12:30 am

The closest translation of “gekokujou” into English is “when a junior dominates his senior”, but in the case of car club Gekokujou, it probably has a meaning closer to “mutiny”.

Gekokujou recently held a track day at Fuji Speedway to celebrate one of their older members “graduating” from drifting and leaving the club. It was very much a casual affair, with the majority of drivers on the day being part of the same circle of friends who just drift because they enjoy doing it together, but that didn’t stop us coming along and joining in the fun.